I'm back home after a busy week in the Dallas area. I must admit, I was surprised at how much I liked Dallas. I could easily live there. It's very modern and clean and definitely has an urban vibe. Love it. This was the view from my hotel window. We stayed at the Nylo Hotel which is boutique hotel. The rooms feature concrete floors with concrete and brick walls. Funky bathroom. Hanging egg chairs. I loved it! The earliest we finished up at night was 9pm so I came home today and slipped into a coma. I'll probably be up all night as a result.
Inspired by Terri at Quilternity who blogged this week about her Grandmothers gorgeous afghan, I thought I'd pull out some pillowcases my Grandmother embroidered. I knew they need some attention but I really don't know what to do.
A bit of a back story, my grandmother died before I turned 8 (which was 40 years ago). I am the only one of my siblings that really remembers her. I remember is her sitting in a chair in front of a big plate glass picture window and crocheting doilies. She has one of those metal TV dinner trays set up to hold her supplies. I have a few of her things which are my most prized possessions. I always think that she's smiling down at me as I explore my hobbies as she quilted and crocheted. I
think know she'd be happy!
Now for the part where I need your help. There are black spots on some of the linens which I can only assume is mold since I live in Florida. The whites have also gotten dingy. So how do I get this cleaned up without damaging the crocheted edgings, the embroidery or the linen? I could google but I think personal experiences would give me better direction.
I think this crocheted edging may need to come off as it feels like it may have shrunk a bit. I'm thinking of dampening it and then seeing if it stretches a bit.